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Letter from Wayne Miner Post No. 149 Commander Milton C. Lewis to W. G. Mosely, President of the Out-State Democratic Club of Missouri. Lewis regrets that the Wayne Minor Post Drum and Bugle Corps will be unable to perform at Liberty Park in Sedalia, Missouri on August 4th and 5th, 1934 as they previously booked an engagement at Paola, Kansas.

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July 28th 1934

Letter from the 25 Industrus Club to an unknown recipient. The writer provides information on a number of "whisky joints" run by Italians from the North End as well as places of prostitution. The writer comments that "when the Republicans party was in there was about 150 of such women but sinse the Democrats have got in office they have increased to about 250 or more with out exaggerateing a bit, and we have sat and watched the police come and take money from these girls and would never do a thing to stop it."

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April 4th 1934

Correspondence regarding Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. The Chicago Police Department requests Hawkins' criminal record from the Leavenworth Penitentiary warden. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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August 22nd 1934

Correspondence regarding Lemuel Hawkins, Inmate #39929, after he was shot and killed in a robbery on August 19, 1934. Record Clerk Carl Zarter provides the requested background information and criminal record of Lemuel Hawkins after his death. Hawkins was sentenced to two years in the U.S. Penitentiary at Leavenworth after being convicted of violating the National Motor Vehicle Theft Act.

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September 6th 1934

Letter from Jimmy Hurst to Major Lloyd C. Stark, writing that he had recommended Stark as candidate for governor to his friend, Tom Pendergast.

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January 4th 1934

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark listing politicians throughout the state with whom he recommends Stark meet, and offering to introduce him to members of the Kemper family.

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December 11th 1934

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to A. Reed Wilson, thanking Wilson for his assistance and requesting the names of "loyal friends" so he may write to them, "especially those who occupy strategic positions and are influential Democrats."

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November 30th 1934

Letter from A. Reed Wilson to Lloyd C. Stark, reporting that Tom Pendergast had "no objection ... to my furthering your cause with friends and associates out-state," and that he is getting "nothing but the most favorable response to your cause."

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November 12th 1934

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast, mentioning that he will be having supper with Harry Truman.

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October 11th 1934

Telegram from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast, mentioning that he will be having supper with Harry Truman. Copy of item SHSMO-C0004-F07946-0006.

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October 11th 1934

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to James M. Pendergast, nephew of Boss Tom Pendergast, inquiring as to when Tom will return to Kansas City from a trip to Colorado so that Stark might travel to meet with them.

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September 20th 1934

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to Tom Pendergast congratulating him on the birth of a granddaughter.

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December 1st 1934

Letter from Means Ray to Tom Pendergast, enclosing a clipping from the Missouri Cash-Book and noting that the paper's editor "was connected with the Dearmont campaign several years ago."

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December 14th 1934

Letter from Lloyd C. Stark to J. O. L. Goggin thanking him his campaign suggestions.

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December 20th 1934

Letter from J. O. L. Goggin to Lloyd C. Stark encouraging Stark to run for governor. He writes that "now is the time to make up your mind so that the 'powers' in the party can be rounded up and properly organized."

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December 6th 1934

Letter from Ruby Henshaw to Lloyd Stark, who had provided a letter of introduction to Mr. Kemper of Commerce Bank. She reports on her efforts to obtain a job through Kemper.

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December 28th 1934

Letter from Frank Monroe to Lloyd Stark discussing the potential of Stark's candidacy for Missouri Governor.

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December 6th 1934

Letter from M. O. Raine to Tom Pendergast recommending Paul Sparks for appointment as Liquor Department Inspector. A handwritten followup from Pendergast to Governor Park indicates his recommendation of Sparks as well.

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January 15th 1934

Letter from Governor Park to Tom Pendergast, asking him to read the list of Highway Department employess and identify each person's political affiliation.

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February 22nd 1934

Letter from Missouri Governor Guy Park to James M. Pendergast, asking him to investigate the political affiliations of State Highway employees.

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February 15th 1934

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